By DANA DiFILIPPO
Philadelphia Daily News
Harsh words often lead to headlines, an Ohio congresswoman once said in a vow to not trash-talk her political enemies.
But Thomas DiPatri Jr. apparently has never heard those words of wisdom.
The English teacher at Cherry Hill High School West reportedly instructed his honors students to nickname a student "Handy Mandy" - in reference to her alleged sexual activity - prompting her outraged mother to file a federal civil-rights lawsuit earlier this month against DiPatri, the school board, the township and several unnamed students.
Melanie Singer alleges that her daughter, who also isn't named in the March 18 lawsuit, learned that DiPatri originated the nickname when she complained to her guidance counselor in January that students relentlessly called her "Handy Mandy," "slut," "whore" and other sex
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